Colorado football star's plea to Alabama players to transfer to CU hardly surprising: Analyst

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Husker Corner's Oliver Vandervoort believes there's nothing surprising about Shedeur Sanders taking to social media and making a plea to potential Alabama transfers to join him on his father's Colorado football team given CU's penchant for building their roster through the portal.

"Sanders’ message was clearly meant as a kind of recruiting pitch to players who just found out that legendary coach Nick Saban retired," Vandervoort prefaced before saying, "The Colorado player was asking Crimson Tide players who might enter the portal following the coaching change to consider the Buffaloes.

"Sanders’ behavior is hardly surprising considering that he and his father have been keeping Colorado’s program alive through the transfer portal since they arrived in Boulder. Sanders of course, is a transfer player himself after starting his career at Jackson State."

Shedeur Sanders' plea to Alabama players to join him with Colorado football lauded by general CFB analyst

You'll never catch Vandervoort doting on Deion Sanders or anything Buffs-related, but FanSided's Scott Rogust didn't spare any adulation himself when discussing Shedeur's winning move.

"When it comes to the potential players entering the transfer portal, there is one name that has seemingly entered recruiting mode," Rogust prefaced before saying, "Colorado Buffaloes quarterback Shedeur Sanders sent out a post on Twitter (or X) that read, 'Alabama players tap [in].' complete with eyeball emojis.

"One way to help build a winning team is to poach some talent from some of the top programs in the country. Alabama certainly fits the bill."

As effective as Shedeur can be recruiting for the 2024 cycle, he'll be NFL-bound in 2025. Coach Prime needs to either start finding long-term building blocks to entice recruits for years to come, or he needs to convince one of the top transfer quarterbacks in the 2025 cycle to replace his son and fill Shedeur's shoes on the field and in promoting the team to other recruits.